Our new Far East Collection, a capsule collection of Asian inspired jewelry is now available online. The centerpiece of the collection, The Breastplate Necklace (shown below in Midnight Blue) is set with faux opal cabochons made of glass that has flecks of gold foil within them for a beautiful, dimensional look. As soon as I found these stones I couldn’t wait to incorporate them into this collection. They are just magical to look at! The Breastplate necklace was inspired by a vintage runway piece from the 1970’s that I purchased several years back. The original piece has Asian motifs on it, but I felt adding stones was more interesting for a contemporary look and to give each piece a splash of color. They have all been plated in a rich, slightly “antiqued” 14K gold finish for an old world look.
I also did a series of single Crescent Necklaces (above right) set with the same stones that are more discreet for ever day wear. And to compliment the two pieces are three styles of the Lu Tassel Earring (below) each with a silk tassel and featuring the Chinese “Lu” in the center, which means “prosperity.”
I wore the entire set in Amethyst to the launch of this Collection at our HAMPDEN Clothing trunk show just a couple weeks back. I am thrilled with how they turned out. They are especially festive for all the pre-holiday parties cropping up this time of year. See the entire Collection and shop it here.